Whatever you want to call it, twisting, turning, rotating, or spiralling, any sort of rotation is the key catalyst of all the synovial joints in the body. Like a rusty hinge we may become stuck or restricted in places. This feels like a block physically and mentally.

Like we would use WD40 to loosen a rivet, a wiggle can be used to play a part in keeping our synovial joints free in all directions. Click here for thoracic spine wiggle video.

When you bring a joint to its end range of motion, you squeeze synovium out of the synovial lining. Synovial joints provide a cushion between bones and tendons and/or muscles around a joint. They help to reduce friction between the bones and allows free movement.


During high load-bearing motion, the major joint lubricant is provided by fluid squeezed out of the cartilage matrix. The action of moving the joints around increase proprioception. Proprioception neurons travel several times faster than pain sensitive neurons. So, when we are doing these types of techniques, such as shaking, wiggling, and rotating you are flooding the brain with information about movement and because it comes in faster it crowds out nociceptor pain sensitive inputs which decrease the pain sensitive spasm cycle.

Let your body guide you!

 Bruce Lipton says the subconscious mind is four million times more powerful than the ego mind. How much power would we have if we just spent time with ourselves! Our central nervous system is built to help us survive, we can help to reprogram using the wisdom of the body with moves such as wiggling and shaking.

You will see many boxers/fighters all shaking and bouncing around getting ready to go into a ring. This enhances fluidity of movement and speed. When we do certain moves the brains awareness switches from pain because the spinal cord level has shut down areas or faulty muscular/fascial programs of tension.

This process is not a intellectual driven one, it’s about letting your mind go, bringing consciousness into your body, unlocking, releasing, and letting go.


Paul Chek